A Mike Miles 3-pointer with 51 seconds remaining in regulation helped No. 14 TCU survive 73-72 over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the season opener Monday night.
The Golden Lions held TCU to just 38 percent from the field and built a 20-point lead in the first half before the Horned Frogs mounted a late second-half comeback.
The Golden Lions (0-1) had two players score in double figures, led by Shaun Doss Jr., who had 25 points, six rebounds and two steals. Chris Greene added 13 points and Brahm Harris added eight points and two blocks.
The Golden Lions offense was very productive from three-point land, pouring in 13 threes on 29 attempts. Doss Jr. was the most prolific shooter for the Golden Lions, draining four treys in the contest.
After jumping out to a 17-9 advantage, UAPB went on a 12-0 run with 12:21 left in the first half, culminating in a 3-pointer from AC Curry, to increase its lead to 29-9.
The Golden Lions then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 46-35 advantage. UAPB relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down 11 shots to account for 33 of its 46 points.
TCU proceeded to take a 62-57 lead before UAPB went on a 6-0 run, finished off by Kylen Milton’s jumper, to seize a 63-62 lead with 7:09 to go in the contest.
TCU re-asserted control, outscoring the Golden Lions 11-9 the rest of the way.
Courtesy: UAPB Athletics
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